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Old 03-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #61
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I just sent Mr. Magoo a message through ebay telling him that I have decided not to ever bid on his items after seeing what type of person he is. Long story short I told him what I thought of him and his dealings.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:38 PM   #62
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Ditto,same here.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #63
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Now I'm going to have to drive by also.........I'm not sure making the local news is going to help your situation though.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #64
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If one does not have the experience or tooling I find just sending in your old unit as a core and exchange it for a rebuilt one. I did that with Mikes Affordable will good results.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #65
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a link to this thread on his ebay feedback would be great
The only way to do that would be to buy something from him first.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #66
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i cant believe he has great feedback. im sure this isnt the first screw job he has given. im sure a few of these people have left feedback before realizing the crap they have gotten. ive left feedback before using some things ive bought.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #67
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It appears he is busy restoring steering columns - NOT!

Let's not get carried away that this is an image of the perp! My guess, this that is a worker/crafsman working at (possibly) the frauds residence.
I'd bet that the perp is an older fellow who has age/time to learn how to scam. Afterall, he has over 600 transactions on ebay alone with 100 percent feedback ! Also, his type most likely doesn't have the skills for crafts work and usually scamming is too easy way to make money..over honest labor. Got to be careful that you don't bash the wrong person on the head and/or show the face of the wrong person. The real crook would really enjoy that,eh.
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Seems like you have lots of evidence that you've properly kept(pics/times/dates/ address/cashed check bank info/ name of perp,etc....
It would be a pain in the rear, but there is a CA state law regarding fraud..look it up. I'd assemble copies of all such evidence and send a certified copy with letter to District Attorney of perps county. I'd also send a full copy of documents to ebay..FYI. I'd send a copy to model a clubs also..you get the idea?
BTW- I think that you've accomplished part of your goals , by posting here and spreading the word on this individual...and that's good on you!
What's troubling here is that this guy has 624 feedback at 100%!
Yet there are several who posted here, alone, who say that their dealings were negative. Are we to believe that of hundreds of transactions....that only the few negatives posted HERE are the only ones
This defies belief in the old saying that 'figures don't lie', but liars figure.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #68
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Some things do not add up with this situation!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #69
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google his name, with current posts like this the thread will show up. gets him lots of bad advertisement
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #70
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What's troubling here is that this guy has 624 feedback at 100%!
Yet there are several who posted here, alone, who say that their dealings were negative. Are we to believe that of hundreds of transactions....that only the few negatives posted HERE are the only ones
This defies belief in the old saying that 'figures don't lie', but liars figure.
That 100% feedback is only for the past year, and 62 transactions. He has had some complaints in the past. He used to sell coins.

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #71
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Some things do not add up with this situation!
My experience with his eBay vendor was in 2007. When I encountered the poor packing for shipment, I wrote him an e-mail with essentially the same photos I posted above. When I wrote the e-mail, I was unaware of the problems I later found internally to the steering box (i.e., grease-packed, bad bearing, etc.). I closed the letter by saying. "I will give eBay feedback but I have no intention of mentioning this shipping problem.". And not knowing at the time, other than the poor shipping, i didn't have any reason to gave negative feedback.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #72
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What about a local TV station or a paper that rights this kind of wrong? There definitely seems to be enough evidence.

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #73
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Isn't this considered a felony?
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #74
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Go to toolhaus.org and type in his ebay name! 5 negatives and 5 neutrals! The 1 year purging works for him!
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #75
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Sent him a little message also.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #76
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Sent him a little message also.
And what did you tell him? You got screwed by him, or you heard and read that he screwed someone over? :roll eyes:

This is certainly unfortunate and I think the few who frequent this site and are in the market for his services are now aware. Take this guy to small claims court and lets move on!
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #77
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If you worked with this guy though EBay, don't they have some kind of "insurance" thing that will get you some kind of a settlement from him?? Don't know for sure about this and it may be hard to work with EBay on something like this.
if you depend on eBay to look after your interests in a dispute you have at least a 50-50 chance of being disappointed.

in 2003 we lost $300 on an antique lamp that was damaged by FedEx. we paid the seller for insured shipping, she claimed to have purchased insurance but refused to document it to us. eBay took her side, saying she documented the insurance to them. eBay would not forward said documentation to us. FedEx actually paid us in excess of their $100 limit for coverage on antique items, or the loss would have been greater.

I love eBay but recognize their shortcomings.....
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #78
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If you used the Postal service to mail correspondence, might be worth it to contact the Postal Inspectors. They take a very dim view of these type of scams.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #79
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If you used the Postal service to mail correspondence, might be worth it to contact the Postal Inspectors. They take a very dim view of these type of scams.

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I would call and write everyone and anyone that could possibly help! A grand is way too much to just sit there and take it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #80
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Send your evidence to the Internal Revenue Service. If he does this he probably isn't paying his taxes on it either. They like to find tax cheats that have an interesting story that will be read and will "encourage" others to pay their taxes. That is the theory they work under, to encourage people to pay their taxes voluntarily. It will be an easy investigation for them and it will cost him a few bucks. Possibly jail time too if it is flagrant and long term. I was a criminal tax fraud investigator for the IRS in 1967-68 and that is what we did. I don't think things have changed in that regard.
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